How to Prepare for NATA in 1 Month?

Dipanjana Sengupta

Updated On: April 06, 2024 01:15 pm IST | NATA

Preparing for the NATA 2024 exam? The vital thing that is required for the last-moment preparation is the revision and practicing mock tests of NATA 2024. Check the complete NATA 2024 one-month strategy in this article to preplan your actions.

How to Prepare for NATA in 1 Month?

NATA 2024 Preparation in 1 Month - CoA has released NATA  Admit Card 2024 on it's official website last night. The exam commenced today, April 6, 2024 and will be conducted every weekend till the month of July. Dedication and hard work can help you easily crack any exam. The last month is the most crucial month for the preparation to get admission into the B.Arch degrees. The vital thing that is required for the last-moment preparation is the revision and practicing mock tests of NATA 2024. If you have not started with the last-minute preparation for the NATA exam 2024, this article shall guide the candidates through all the required 1-month preparation strategies. 


How to Prepare for NATA 2024 in 1 Month?

A month before the NATA 2024 exam, candidates are required to practice the numerical and revise the topics and formulas every day. Complete tips and tricks have been given in the pointers below. Candidates are advised to check them before appearing for the NATA entrance exam 2024. Alos, it is to be noted that CoA has introduced a list of new changes in NATA 2024, which candidates must be are of. 

Completion of NATA 2024 Syllabus

If the candidates are still left to complete the syllabus of NATA 2024, they should complete it before and as soon as possible. The NATA syllabus 2024 has been revised. Candidates are also highly advised to check the exam pattern of NATA 2024 so that they know about the duration of the exam, marking scheme, question paper pattern, mode of the exam, etc. When candidates understand the exam pattern and NATA Syllabus 2024, they are much more informed about the exam and thus the preparation becomes easy for them. The section-wise revised syllabus for NATA 2024 has been listed below:

1. NATA Syllabus 2024 For Part A -

  • A1 - Composition and Color - Creating suitable colours and creating simple colours. Recoloring and rearranging various shapes
  • A2 - Ability to draw, visualize, and invoke buildings / their components and colour them suitably
  • A3 - Creating 3-D Composition

2. NATA Syllabus 2024 For Part B - 

  • Visual Reasoning
  • Logical Derivation
  • G.K. Architecture & Design
  • Language Interpretation
  • Design Sensitivity
  • Design Thinking
  • Numerical Ability

Understanding the NATA Exam Pattern 2024

The NATA Exam Pattern 2024 has been revised by the authorities and will consist of Part A and B. Candidates can check the revised exam pattern of NATA 2024 from the following.

1. Part A (90 Minutes) - Drawing and Composition Test
  • A1 - Composition and Color (25 Marks)
  • A2 - Sketching and Composition (Black and White) - 25 Marks
  • A3 - 3D Composition - 30 Marks
  • Total 80 Marks
2. Part B (90 Minutes) - MCQ (Computer Based Test)
  • B1 - 30 Questions x 2 = 60 Marks
  • B2 - 15 Questions x 4 = 60 Marks
  • Total 120 MCQs

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Revise the Topics 

Candidates need to revise the topics of the syllabus. The more the topics are revised, the more candidates can remember them efficiently. Revision is the key to an effective preparation. Candidates should always formulas, shortcut tricks, and clarity in concepts & theories. This will also help the candidate to build up confidence. This period should be used effectively to strengthen the weaker topics of the syllabus.

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Preparation of Handy Notes

While revising candidates need to prepare handy notes. Preparing handy notes will help the candidates to make the last-minute preparation properly. To avoid making the notes boring and too formal, candidates can make them in the form of bar graphs, highlighters using bright colours, pie charts, diagrams, etc. Candidates need to keep in mind that these notes should be prepared and extracted from authentic sources.

Important topics for NATA 2024

Other important topics have been prepared well along with the main topics of the syllabus. Candidates are advised to check this topic so that they can understand the main topics well.

NATA 2024 Important Topics


Language and interpretation

Elements and principles of design

Physics and Geometry

Colour theory

Aesthetic sensitivity

Visual perception and cognition

Lateral thinking and logical reasoning

Basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material

Building anatomy and architectural vocabulary

Graphics and imagery

General knowledge and current affairs

Practicing Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates when preparing for NATA 2024, need to practice the NATA Previous Year Question Papers. Practicing them will give the candidates an idea about the exam paper pattern, mark density, and topics that have been asked previously. Candidates will be able to track their preparation level and the topics that are their strengths and weaknesses of the candidates. The confidence, efficiency, and time management skills of the candidates will be boosted. 

Since the exam is of a 3-hour duration, a lot of tricky questions are being asked in the exam, therefore candidates need to be very efficient in the time management criteria. A lot of time should not be wasted on a single question, since the duration is limited.

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Important Points for NATA 2024

The important points based on the NATA 2024 syllabus are explained below in the pointers.

What is the preparation strategy for Aptitude?

  • Candidates should always try to revise all the crucial concepts and keep the general knowledge revised daily 
  • Practice a lot NATA Aptitude Questions as possible from the previous year's papers, NATA Sample Papers, and mock tests as this will help the candidates to know the type of questions asked in the exam
  • Focusing more on topics like Buildings in India and the World, speed distance and time, Important Architects of India and the World, Logical and Reasoning Ability questions, General Maths questions like area, volume Mirror Images, Building Materials and Terminology, etc. is required

What is the preparation strategy for Mathematics?

  • The questions asked in the maths section are mainly based on the class 12 syllabus
  • Revising all the important formulas from NCERT textbooks regularly is mandatory
  • Solving the NATA Mock Tests 2024 to analyze the preparation levels and always try to overcome the errors
  • Candidates are advised to practice questions based on profit and loss, area and proportion, probability, speed and distance, interest, etc

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What is the preparation strategy for Drawing?

Since this portion of the syllabus is comparatively easier than the other topics, candidates who are good at drawing will be able to fetch healthy marks in this section.

  • To make the perspective of the candidate’s drawing more attractive, candidates need to practice various kinds of windows, doors, buildings, etc 
  • Practicing as many viewpoint questions as possible to get a thought about the scale and proportion of the images
  • Try adding shadows to the questions as this will help the candidates fetch more marks 
  • Candidates are also advised to solve at least 2 to 3 perspective questions from the previous year's papers drawing section daily

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Is there drawing in NATA 2024?

Part A of the NATA question paper now includes a drawing section, introduced by CoA this year.

How to prepare for NATA 2024?

To prepare for NATA 2024, it's important to focus on what you already know before moving on to more difficult topics. You can do this by breaking down the material into smaller pieces that are easier to handle. Joining a study group can also be a great way to get help when you're feeling confused. It's important to work on being both fast and accurate when studying and to make sure you're using your time wisely. One way to practice is by looking at the previous year's questions. You should also review your notes regularly to make sure you're retaining the information. Don't forget to study both the big and small parts of the topic you're learning about. Finally, it's a good idea to create a schedule for studying that allows you to stay focused and productive.

Is 1 month enough for NATA?

Yes, if you have enough ideas and a solid grasp of the topics included in the NATA syllabus 2024, you can easily prepare for the NATA 2024 exam.

What are the new changes to NATA exam pattern 2024?

NATA 2024 exam pattern is divided into two parts: Part A, which lasts 90 minutes and includes a Drawing and Composition Test. Part A comprises three sections: Composition and Color (25 marks), Sketching and Composition in Black and White (25 marks), and 3D Composition (30 marks). The total score for Part A is 80 marks. Part B is also 90 minutes long, and it's a Computer-Based Test with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Part B has two sections: B1, which has 30 questions worth 2 marks each (total of 60 marks), and B2, which has 15 questions worth 4 marks each (total of 60 marks). The total score for Part B is 120 MCQs.

How many hours should I study daily to crack NATA in one month?

To crack NATA in one month, one must dedicate at least 8-10 hours every day. However, depending on the current level of preparation, one must aim to study smartly with regular breaks to maintain focus and prevent burnout.

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